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Were you or a loved one sexually abused while training through one of the University of Michigan's athletics programs? We believe you, and you are not alone. Our experienced attorneys are here to support you through this difficult time.
Experienced Support For Sexual Assault Survivors
Sexual abuse can raise a number of painful and distressing emotions, from grief and shame to embarrassment and anger. These are natural reactions that should be honored, but just know that this was not your fault. You were wronged by someone you trusted. You did not do anything wrong. The only person who deserves blame is the person who violated you, along with any organizations that enabled the abuse.
You deserved better. And now, we believe that you deserve justice. Hundreds of young women have filed sexual assault lawsuits against some of the nation's most prestigious universities. In court documents filed in state and federal courts, plaintiffs from across the nation accuse their universities of failing to protect them from dangerous sexual predators.
Lawsuits Say USOC Ignores Sexual Abuse
Some of the women were abused by their coaches. Others were victimized by their trainers, still others by doctors. Many of the victims were engaged in Olympic-track athletics, training under the auspices of the US Olympic Committee and one of its 47 national governing bodies.
While each plaintiff's experience is unique, they all share a common core of allegations. In their lawsuits, plaintiffs allege that the US Olympic Committee has created a culture and environment in which sexual abuse is tolerated, ignored and concealed. This systemic disregard for sexual abuse survivors, the plaintiffs continue, has trickled down to infect each national governing body. And it's shared by the universities where student athletes train for USOC-sanctioned sporting events, the lawsuits contend, citing recent sexual assault scandals at the Michigan State University, University of Southern California and Ohio State University.
At each one of these institutions, high-level school officials have been accused of hiding sexual abuse complaints from the authorities in order to protect their own reputations. Plaintiffs say the universities are just one piece of a system, college athletics, that routinely exploits vulnerable young athletes, forcing them to trade their health and dignity for a shot at international competition.
Attorneys Launch Investigation Into University Of Michigan
In light of these damning allegations, our attorneys have opened a full investigation into the University of Michigan's sexual assault policies. If you or a loved one were abused by a coach, volunteer or employee at Michigan, our experienced personal injury lawyers are here to help.
Sexual abuse need not define you as a person. You are a beautiful individual who deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. You deserved more, and we want to make things right.
Hundreds of other women have already stepped forward. You can join them, and raise your voice for change. We understand that the idea of coming forward can be overwhelming. You may fear repercussions, or being shamed. But no one can bully you anymore. With our help, you can fight back.
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Stepping forward to share your story can be a deeply empowering experience. For many survivors, it's the first step on the road to true recovery, a way of taking control over a terrible situation. For others, it's the best way to raise awareness and work toward a world in which no one has to fear sexual abuse in the future. You can help.
If you have information on sexual abuse at the University of Michigan, we want to hear about it. You can learn more about your legal options by contacting our attorneys for a free consultation today. Find more information at no charge and no obligation.